Former BYU tight end Dennis Pitta moves up Baltimore Ravens depth chart
Our Take: Former Cougar tight end Dennis Pitta was once quarterback Max Hall's favorite target and has more receptions than any player in BYU history. For the first few years of his NFL career, he's been behind former Oregon tight end Ed Dickson on the Baltimore Ravens depth chart. But this year he's become another QB's preferred pass-catcher, according to Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun:
After the team's season-opening win against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens made a change in their depth chart, leapfrogging Dennis Pitta over Ed Dickson as the starting tight end.
The promotion has played out on the field, where Pitta has garnered more playing time than Dickson. Pitta played 43 of 61 snaps, 50 of 69 and 42 of 72 in games against the Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, respectively. Over the same span, Dickson played 38, 40 and 39 snaps.
Pitta has developed into quarterback Joe Flacco's favorite target. Pitta leads the team with 31 targets and 18 catches. And he is tied with wide receiver Torrey Smith for the team lead in touchdowns with two and ranks second behind Smith in yards with 188.
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